ONE DAY: Sea Kayaking Adventure

This tour leaves from Punta Coral.

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CALYPSO's complete One-Day-Vacation is a tour-de-force of all that's magical about Costa Rica and is necessary before one can claim to have fully explored COSTA RICA.

 

Quality Beyond Expectations:

One tour 4-5 hours with a picnic lunch in Punta Coral.

1. Comfortable bus transportation with A/C.

2. Bilingual guides, ICT certified (ICT - Costa Rican Tourism Institute).

3. Departure from our private dock after enjoying a hot typical Costa Rican breakfast served in Calypso's restaurant.

4. Delicious tropical fruits served on board Manta Raya.

5.  Picnic lunch and Calypso's Award Winning Ceviche.

6. Unlimited soft drinks and fruit juice, beach chairs, hammocks, trails and kayaks.

7. Calypso’s Bar serves tropical drink favorites at reasonable prices on board Manta Raya and at Punta Coral.

8. Gulf Islands Tour and Sunset Tour - An afternoon cruise of exploration around 7 islands in the Gulf of Nicoya.

When on a Calypso Cruise it is important to remember to bring with you the necessary items you will need for an enjoyable trip. Below is a list of suggested items.

 

  • Casual clothes,
  • Bathing suit or shorts,
  • Sunblock and hat,
  • Sunglasses and Camera,
  • Tight fitting hat,
  • Light weight long sleeved shirt,
  • Rubber sandals, tennis or boat shoes,
  • Don't forget to pack towels,
  • Extra Cash for: alcoholic beverages, optional tours, souvenirs, tips.

 

* High healed or hard soled shoes are not permitted on board yacht.

Around ISLA CEDROS:

 

Leaving from Punta Coral, we paddle over to Playa Langosta on Isla Cedros. Here we will stop for a brief rest and enjoy some tasty Calypso Ceviche (typical Costa Rican dish).

 

We continue to a small island in the bay called Isla Garrobo (Lizard island). This is a great photo opportunity as the island is, true to its name, inhabited by a large amount of lizards and iguanas.

 

The trip continues around Isla Cedros where we very often encounter Howler Monkeys. On the far end of Isla Cedros we kayak through a small passage between Cedros and Isla Jesusita.

 

The sandy bottom here attracts a variety of rays; such as sting rays, spotted eagle rays and cow nose rays easily viewed form your kayak. From there we can relax and let the current bring us back along the south side of Isla Cedros to Punta Coral where a lovely sea food lunch will be served.

 

 Around ISLA NANSITAL:

 

Just a short paddle from the main beach at Punta Coral, we take our kayaks around the eastern point of the Peninsula of Nicoya to go ashore on a secret little spot of land, Isla San Pedro.

 

At high tide the island is a mere rock sticking up in the water but at low tide, a small but beautiful beach emerges. The rocky area around the beach is great for snorkeling. There are numerous tide pools and on the island where you can find fish, crabs and even moray eels.

 

After enjoying Calypso's famous ceviche appetizer, we continue to Isla Nancital, or Monkey Island as it is often called. Here we have a good chance of encountering the endangered Spider Monkeys. After we pull our kayaks up onto the beach, the Spider Monkeys will come down from the hill tops to our kayaks and you will get a chance to interact with them.

 

After a brief visit, we will continue around the island through Boca de Tiburón, the passage between the two islands. On the south side of Isla Nansital, we often spot Ridley or Leatherback Turtles and manta rays. On the way back to Punta Coral, we will again kayak past Isla San Pedro. A delicious seafood lunch will be served upon arrival back to Punta Coral.

Experience Costa Rica's remarkable west coast from the unique perspective of an ocean kayak. Be one of the first to experience Calypso Cruises new tour, our Sea Kayaking Adventure.

 

Transportation is provided directly from your hotel in San José, Jáco, Manuel Antonio or Monte Verde to our dock in Puntarenas*. There you will board Calypso Cruises own custom built, modern, catamaran, The Manta Raya, for a relaxing ride to the Punta Coral Private Reserve. Here you will meet your professional kayaking guide to begin your tour.

Paddle in calm waters through fascinating islands where you can go ashore on untouched virgin beaches. Investigate the diverse marine life of the reefs from the unique vantage point of your kayak.

 

The Dry Tropical Forest actually grows right into the sea. By paddling close to shore, you have a once in a lifetime opportunity to view this endangered forest close up and the possibility to see the wildlife that inhabits the area. Our sea kayak adventure will take you to many special places where you may encounter various animals like monkeys, lizards, iguanas, birds, turtles, butterflies and many different fishes.

 

Your guide, has a degree in physical education and sports management and will ensure you have an exciting and also safe trip. The kayaks are Dagger Specter sit-inside sea kayaks with rudder and storage compartments. These kayaks are very stable and easy to paddle.

 

The area close to Punta Coral is scattered with islands and many interesting places offering a variety of routes. The itinerary we choose will depend on the tide, season and the level of experience of the particular group of kayakers.

 

  • Maximum 7 persons and a minimum 2 persons.
  • All kayaks are Dagger Specter with rudder and storage compartments. Five kayaks are 15 ft long and two are 14 ft.
  • The kayaks are sit-inside sea kayaks which are very stable and easy to paddle.
  • If the tour is with inexperienced people, we will have a safety demonstration on the beach before departure.
  • The route of the tour will vary depending on: direction of the currents, wind and the level of experience of the kayakers.
  • In dry season we can encounter the monkeys at Isla Nansital.
  • If the kayakers desire, there is the possibility to go snorkeling, but it depends on the tide and current.
  • We provide life jackets: theses must be worn by all kayakers.
  • The kayakers need to bring: sun block, sunglasses and a hat.

* Restrictions apply

CALYPSO CRUISES pioneered and created the Tortuga Island Cruise in 1975.

 

CALYPSO's complete One-Day-Vacation is a tour-de-force of all that's magical about Costa Rica and is necessary before one can claim to have fully explored COSTA RICA.

Contact info

One block north of Los Antojitos Restaurant.

300 west of Mercado Central in front of Parque Victoria.

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  • What to take

    When on a Calypso Cruise it is important to remember to bring with you the necessary items you will need for an enjoyable trip. Below is a list of suggested items.

     

    • Casual clothes,
    • Bathing suit or shorts,
    • Sunblock and hat,
    • Sunglasses and Camera,
    • Tight fitting hat,
    • Light weight long sleeved shirt,
    • Rubber sandals, tennis or boat shoes,
    • Don't forget to pack towels,
    • Extra Cash for: alcoholic beverages, optional tours, souvenirs, tips.

     

    * High healed or hard soled shoes are not permitted on board yacht.

  • Includes

    CALYPSO's complete One-Day-Vacation is a tour-de-force of all that's magical about Costa Rica and is necessary before one can claim to have fully explored COSTA RICA.

     

    Quality Beyond Expectations:

    One tour 6 hours in Punta Coral.

    1. Comfortable bus transportation with A/C.

    2. Bilingual guides, ICT certified (ICT - Costa Rican Tourism Institute).

    3. Departure from our private dock after enjoying a hot typical Costa Rican breakfast served in Calypso's restaurant.

    4. Delicious tropical fruits served on board Manta Raya.

    5. BBQ, Seafood lunch.

    6. Unlimited soft drinks and fruit juice, beach chairs, hammocks, trails and kayaks.

    7. Calypso’s Bar serves tropical drink favorites at reasonable prices on board Manta Raya and at Punta Coral.

    8. Gulf Islands Tour and Sunset Tour - An afternoon cruise of exploration around 7 islands in the Gulf of Nicoya.

  • Examples

    Around ISLA CEDROS:

     

    Leaving from Punta Coral, we paddle over to Playa Langosta on Isla Cedros. Here we will stop for a brief rest and enjoy some tasty Calypso Ceviche (typical Costa Rican dish).

     

    We continue to a small island in the bay called Isla Garrobo (Lizard island). This is a great photo opportunity as the island is, true to its name, inhabited by a large amount of lizards and iguanas.

     

    The trip continues around Isla Cedros where we very often encounter Howler Monkeys. On the far end of Isla Cedros we kayak through a small passage between Cedros and Isla Jesusita.

     

    The sandy bottom here attracts a variety of rays; such as sting rays, spotted eagle rays and cow nose rays easily viewed form your kayak. From there we can relax and let the current bring us back along the south side of Isla Cedros to Punta Coral where a lovely sea food lunch will be served.

     

     Around ISLA NANSITAL:

     

    Just a short paddle from the main beach at Punta Coral, we take our kayaks around the eastern point of the Peninsula of Nicoya to go ashore on a secret little spot of land, Isla San Pedro.

     

    At high tide the island is a mere rock sticking up in the water but at low tide, a small but beautiful beach emerges. The rocky area around the beach is great for snorkeling. There are numerous tide pools and on the island where you can find fish, crabs and even moray eels.

     

    After enjoying Calypso's famous ceviche appetizer, we continue to Isla Nancital, or Monkey Island as it is often called. Here we have a good chance of encountering the endangered Spider Monkeys. After we pull our kayaks up onto the beach, the Spider Monkeys will come down from the hill tops to our kayaks and you will get a chance to interact with them.

     

    After a brief visit, we will continue around the island through Boca de Tiburón, the passage between the two islands. On the south side of Isla Nansital, we often spot Ridley or Leatherback Turtles and manta rays. On the way back to Punta Coral, we will again kayak past Isla San Pedro. A delicious seafood lunch will be served upon arrival back to Punta Coral.